Sony's portable has a huge amount of potential but now that it appears such potential won't be realized, it's tempting to go with another platform.
Would never ditch my Vita. If anything, i'll just buy a Wii U.
exactly, obvious clickbait is obvious
Exactly. Is there a rule somewhere that says you can only have one or the other? One is a handheld and the other a home console so it doesn't make that much sense. I mean, if Mario Kart is all it takes, then might as well get a 3DS which is much better supported and cheaper and is also a handheld.
I use both. Been playing sonic all star racing transformed on the vita and then playing things like metroid, punch out and nano assault on the wiiu gamepad. off tv play is such a cool feature.
Talking about off-TV...gaming on the porch or under the shade tree is only making me miss summer more...! *sniffles*
That's what I was going to say. Just buy both. As a matter of fact, PS4/Vita remote play let me know how much I actually wanted a Wii U. I'll likely get one during Black Friday. Apparently Nintendo knew what they were doing all along with that touch pad.
Wish the game pad had a little more range. It should use wifi. would like to use the pad on a different floor.
At the disagree would you like it to have less range?
there are some factors to consider about the range. I can actually use the game pad on the first floor of my house when the game room is on the second floor. It happens to be that the couch in the family room is situated below that room so if measured out it is less than 20 ft. i have even been able to use the pad on the same floor but 3 rooms away which measures out to less than 30ft. other factors to consider is if there are things in the house that can play havoc with the wireless signal such as fluorescent lighting or microwave transmissions in the near by vicinity. Oh and if the walls have metal plates in them which will obstruct the signals ability to pass through cleanly.
I have both....I've only really been playing Disgaea 4 on my Vita, as not much else appeals to me for it, outside of maybe another 2-3 games that I've already played. I'm sticking with it though, I have a feeling it will get some great games late in it's cycle. * Wii U, I haven't played in a bit, but I'm waiting for Smash Wii U, then.....that is what I'll be playing 90% of the time.
why ditch a console which is still active and probably now starts its circle?? no reason at all ...when the new MOn HUn (which it is confirmed that the next one will be on a different platform other than Nintendo) will land on Vita (and probably PS4) then you will understand the true potential of the console
Well Said! LOL! @ PSExtreme Mind you I just got me a PS Vita Slim Borderlands Bundle which FYI information is very, very, very, hard to acquire here in Canada. It was like finding a needle in a haystack! And will be buying the PlayStation TV Lego Movie Bundle (the best bang-for-the-buck console launch bundle in the history of video games) on day one October 14, 2014. And I can't wait to have my free Minecraft Cross Buy PS Vita version also coming this month. We've only just begun. I tell you. Brace yourselves, gamers! This is the Second Wave of the PlaySaviour 4 Revolution!
Seriously! I love my Wii U and my Vita. It's so cool being able to play my old PS1 games on it too~
Well said! I myself don't actually like or want the Vita, but even I am not stupid enough to say that it doesn't have a few appealing games that would make it worth owning to some people. It's my personal opinion, truthfully, that all the systems out right now have at least two decent games, if not more, that people should be playing. Being a fan of games is better than being a fan of just a specific console.[though having a mainstay console for the sake of keeping costs down isn't a bad thing]
So you're going to get rid of a handheld for a home console? That doesn't make much sense. wouldn't you switch a handheld for another handheld? This article has clickbait written all over it.
That was my thought. We're talking about two different devices here with two distinctly different purposes. You might as well say "Why I'm ditching oranges for apples."
Vita for Wii U? huh? He says he hasn't owned a Nintendo console since SNES but all of a sudden he is "intrigued" by Mario Kart?
It's very easy to be intrigued by something you have not owned or played before. I am sure you yourself are pretty intrigued by upcoming ps4 games that you've never tried before right?
Because it doesn't make any sense, why would you go for an inferior experience (at the moment) getting a Wii U when you can get the whole package with a 3DS? This article is nothing but flamebait.
I didn't get back into Nintendo consoles until i bought a 3ds, and then a wii u. Sometimes its nice to go back to something from your childhood, or just to get a console that offers a totally unique experience compared to what else is there.
To be fair, I had never played Assassin's Creed before, but Black Flag interested me. You can be interested in an old game.
Neither of them have great third-party AAA support but only one of them still enjoys triple AAA first party support.
Too bad there are almost no "triple AAA first party" games coming out for it for the foreseeable future. I'd much rather have a Vita than a Wii U anyway, that gamepad is nothing more than a gimmick, and the console itself is beyond weak.
an ingenious or novel device, scheme, or stratagem, especially one designed to attract attention or increase appeal. Does the touch pad on the back of the Vita count schiller? Maybe not the "increase appeal" part if following sales is your thing..
Smash Bros, but whatever, fanboys dont know, whats going on, hate on stuff they dont even know if it is true or not, but yeah, Smash Bros aint in the foreseeable future, right? And if the console is weak is no biggie, because the games need to be good, not the graphics. 8bit to 64bit games changed a lot in gaming, but if I play a game in 720p or 1080p, wont change the game itself, it will just look prettier. Consoles are not made for graphics, in 2 years all the ps4 fanboys will say this, when the PS4 is not even mediocre anymore, compared to a mediocre PC. Oh, but wait, when comparing PS4 with a PC, the games and not the visuals suddenly only count? But guess what, I take PC exclusives over any consoles ones, but Nintendos.
The vita's main selling point to me is the indies. Wii U has a lot too, but the ability to play them on the go makes most indie purchases better bought on the vita. But yeah, Sony's support of the platform is looking pretty thin for the forseeable future.
Call me when the Wii U syncs with my PS4, fits in my pocket, and is playable at work, on campus, or in the car.
If you're buying a console purely to connect with the ps4 than your market is pretty limited.
I am thinking of getting a Wii U. but I am NOT ditching my VITA.
Wii U has some amazing games. Nintendo are having to go the route they did with N64 and GameCube and I don't think that's such a bad thing. If you can't get good 3rd party support you have to go all out with your own software and that's exactly what we're seeing.
I have both vita and wii u, and to be honest I can't find anything to play on Wii U, when I open the eShop it's just sadness. On the other hand I still have some games to play on the Vita.
LOL.... Wii U has tons of Triple A first party support. Try opening your eyes when you go on the eShop. Or maybe you were playing the Ouya
Sorry, for a console that's been 2 years in the market it has very few games. And all those you're thinking of I already have and beat.
The eShop is full of great games. The Wii U lacks 3rd party "AAA" support, but the indie support ON THE ESHOP is very good. And Nintendo has far more AAA games from a first party standpoint than the PS4 and Xbox One. And sorry, I don't believe you when you say all "that I am thinking about" you have beat.... how about you list the games then.
Trade in one failing console for another? Interesting. That's coming from a guy that owns both lol
Looks like I offended those living in the parallel universe where the Vita and Wii U are commercial successes.
Why would you trade a failing system for a system that's failing even harder?
How's the WiiU failing harder? Rising sales, amazing games first and 3rd party? Clearly your definition of fail is strange. The vita is a niche machine and all the must buy first and 3rd party games are getting ported to the ps4....
I understand why he feels that way about the Vita, but the jury is out on whether the Wii U will reach its potential. It's like trading one possibly orphaned system for another.
Just get a PS4.
But Humpty Hump said "Doowatchalike." Mmmm. Nice big bowl of cereal, icy cold milk.
If anything I want to trade in my vita for a 3ds. Love my Wii U and will like it even more when Bayonetta 2, Zelda, and Xenoblade are released.
The Vita is actually portable while the Wii U is not. I dont even understand why these 2 are being compared. The Vita vs 3DS I can understand. This is not apples to apples.
I understand the comparison, I see it like PS4/Xbone/PC are fighting for the primary console space and Wii U/3DS/Vita are figthing for the secondary console position...... in that case I think you already have a PS4/Xbone or PC as your primary console your best options are 3DS, Vita, Wii U, in that order, Wii U is the worse of the bunch
I dunno guy. Personally I put portables in one group and fixed consoles in another. Wii U is portable by proxy, but for about 15 feet. Its almost saying Wii U cant be compared to the other consoles, so lets put it up against a portable. The Portability is the biggest feature to these consoles. Ie) Cell Phone Games - most are terrible, but they are always available, thus, they are popular by that fact alone.
I love Apples To Apples! :p
Yeah cats states away from home are remote playing their consoles on Vita. Can't front on the Vita. For real...! I'm no fool. Games are what matter, but that handheld is a beast . If there are eight good games you'd play on the Vita and you have as PS4, buy that mollypocker.
I'll understand trading the Vita for a 3DS but for the Wii U? no way, if there is a system with even less games than the Vita that's the Wii U
That is highly debatable. The Wii U is actually picking up some serious steam in terms of games, especially first party wise. Meanwhile, it seems Sony has abandoned the Vita completely, and it only thrives on indie and niche games and ports (which aren't a bad thing at all, mind you, but a console should offer more than that).
How can you even compare a vita to a home console. Stupid title suggest stupid content so I will not be reading
Cause he is brainless?.. Vita has a lot of great games,,, Freedom wars is coming and it's huge!!!!
sony could release a crap load of triple a games that people complain so much thats lacking. and they still will find another crappy excuse to not buy the vita.
LOL, what is this?
No gamer would get rid of one system and buy another it's just BS crap but it clearly works. It's really sad that these articles are always the hottest on any site. If you people would stop going to them maybe they would go away... but you not only go to them but you refresh the page over and over to fight with each other which gives them 10x the hits they should have gotten even if the article was legit.
You people? you're here
have got both...why should i ditch any?
I have a Wii U but i don't have a Vita, just keep both and be happy...
My question is: Why do you have to sell your Vita to get a WiiU? Why not save the money and keep both? I'll tell you why: because the article required something to "attract" readers.
Games that are interesting for me on the Wii U: - Zelda Wind Waker - Zombie U Games on my PSV, that I play daily: - Tearaway - Soul Sacrifice - Killzone Mercenary - Danganronpa THH, GBD, - Golden Abyss (not daily played) - Hotline Miami (one of my best indie) - MotorStorm RC Naa... won't diss my Vita for a WiiU. Despite I'm planning to buy a WiiU when the new Zelda is finally out. Happy gaming for everyone!
get both imo
So true. Absolutely different systems based on it's games, that both worth to own.
@TH4FREAK YOUR LOGIC IS PURE FAN BOY LOGIC. dude when are you sony supremist gonna stop defending a system from blind favoratism. gamer u r not, player u r not. tru gamers interest flows with the force. tru gamer status never will u receive.
Interesting, I do use my vita in scenarios where the wiiu would also work 90% of the time.
I have both and I prefer Vita. The constant stream of free Plus games always gives me something to play.
I got a PSV only back on Tuesday and already have a huge library of games for that both me and my daughter can enjoy, but I will admit, we did own a PSP go before and I have been a PS+ member since it started. I'm finding the PS link function and remote play to be very interesting. Will try TLOU with later to see how it plays and might get cheap copy of KZ to see how pairing/second screen work tomorrow. We love it.
If you mean remote playing KZ:Shadow Fall, that's fine and all, but KZ:Mercenary is even better (in my opinion) and it's actually on the Vita! Check it out if you get the chance ;^)
Thanks for the info mate. Will check it out
I don't own PS Vita and I will never touch this system in my life but you owned PS Vita in first place is because you liked it and enjoyed so now want Wii U over this. That is ok but I think you should keep PS Vita and buy Wii U so then you have them when you have time to play games so more systems, more games to enjoy etc... I owned XB1 and Wii U because I love both systems in many ways. I also planning to get PS4 or 3DS real sooner. More important is enjoy games on whatever system and being gamer to enjoy games and gaming for life. That is my opinion. Enjoy your Wii U when you have it. :P
Just get yourself a Wii U and enjoy both. Simples.